Monday, February 23, 2009


Found these eggs in a stagnant pool of water near one of our sites in the Masai Mara.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Lapwing Mating Display

Difficult to see here...but these two Lapwings were engaged in a mating display...flapping their wings back and forth to each other.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wooly-Necked Stork

This is the first time we've seen this species. Captured this picture just North of the Masai Mara.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Angry Elephants

A few weeks back, we were sampling one of our small springs just outside of the Masai Mara when Amanda said, "CHRIS...ELEPHANTS!". I turned around and saw this herd coming through the bushes about 20 meters away from us. They were walking right down the stream. The larger elephants flared their ears at us and one of them trumpeted. They kept heading straight for us so we quickly and quietly left the stream and hopped into the vehicle. Once we were in the vehicle, they didn't seem to care about us. They went on their way and we went back to business.

After they got out of the bushes and into the open, we saw why they were a bit edgy....they had two babies that they were protecting. You can see just a bit of the babies above the bush line.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nile Monitor

We got out of the vehicle at one of our sample sites and saw this fella under the bushes...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Slug-Eater Snake

This guy lives in our yard and helps take care of the slugs that keep getting our garden.